How to install Opera Browser in Linux (Slackware 13.1)

Opera is claimed as the fastest web browser on earth even some benchmarks show that it is beaten by Google Chrome. It is OK. We will not talk about browser benchmarking here.

In this tutorial I want to show you how to install Opera Browser 10.60 on Linux (in this case I use Slackware 13.1).

Below are the steps:

1. Download source file

Go to Opera Download Website
Select “Slackware” as the distribution and choose the ‘tar.gz’ package format as pictured above.
Select the download location nearest to you. Then click ‘Download Opera’ button/link.

2. Extract the file and begin installation
After the file has been successfully downloaded, now extract the file and begin the installation.

$ tar zxf opera-10.60-6386.i386.linux.tar.bz2
$ cd opera-10.60-6386.i386.linux
$ sudo ./install

The installation wizard will appear as follow:

Click OK

click to enlarge

Click Yes to Continue.

click to enlarge

Select ‘system – Install globally’ then OK

click to enlarge

Leave it empty and select OK

click to enlarge

Opera browser has been installed successfully. Select OK.

You can run Opera by issuing the following command:

$ /usr/local/bin/opera

or click Opera from the main menu.

Here is the screenshot:

click to enlarge